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Staff count by year

Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions. For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during the year can be lower.

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors
2012 1 Michael Wooldridge
2013 1 Michael Wooldridge
2014 1 Michael Wooldridge
2015 3 Heather Roff, Owain Evans Michael Wooldridge
2016 5 Heather Roff, Owain Evans Chris Maddison, Michael Wooldridge, Ruth Fong
2017 5 Heather Roff, Owain Evans Chris Maddison, Michael Wooldridge, Ruth Fong
2018 5 Owain Evans Chris Maddison, Michael Wooldridge, Ruth Fong Allan Dafoe
2019 7 Owain Evans Charlie Rogers-Smith, Chris Maddison, Michael Wooldridge, Mrinank Sharma, Ruth Fong Allan Dafoe
2020 7 Owain Evans Charlie Rogers-Smith, Chris Maddison, Michael Wooldridge, Mrinank Sharma, Ruth Fong Allan Dafoe
2021 5 Owain Evans Michael Wooldridge, Mrinank Sharma, Ruth Fong Allan Dafoe

Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year

The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns, advisors, and board members.

Date Staff count Staff
2013-01-01 1 Michael Wooldridge
2014-01-01 1 Michael Wooldridge
2015-01-01 2 Michael Wooldridge, Owain Evans
2016-01-01 3 Chris Maddison, Michael Wooldridge, Owain Evans
2017-01-01 4 Chris Maddison, Michael Wooldridge, Owain Evans, Ruth Fong
2018-01-01 4 Chris Maddison, Michael Wooldridge, Owain Evans, Ruth Fong
2019-01-01 5 Chris Maddison, Michael Wooldridge, Mrinank Sharma, Owain Evans, Ruth Fong
2020-01-01 6 Charlie Rogers-Smith, Chris Maddison, Michael Wooldridge, Mrinank Sharma, Owain Evans, Ruth Fong
2021-01-01 4 Michael Wooldridge, Mrinank Sharma, Owain Evans, Ruth Fong

Full history of additions and subtractions

This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and subtractions are in red. If a position name changed, it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each color for visited links.

Date Number of positions Number of positions added Number of positions removed Positions added Positions removed
4 4 0 Aidan Gomez, Heather Roff, Michael Wooldridge, Nick Bostrom
2012-06-01 5 1 0 Michael Wooldridge
2015-01-01 6 1 0 Owain Evans
2015-11-01 7 1 0 Heather Roff
2016-01-01 8 1 0 Chris Maddison
2016-10-01 9 1 0 Ruth Fong
2017-10-31 8 0 -1 Heather Roff
2018-07-01 9 1 0 Allan Dafoe
2019-01-01 10 1 0 Mrinank Sharma
2019-10-01 11 1 0 Charlie Rogers-Smith
2020-10-31 10 0 -1 Charlie Rogers-Smith
2020-12-31 9 0 -1 Chris Maddison

List of people (12 positions)

Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Chris Maddison PhD student 2016-01-01 2020-12-31 position technical research graduate student [1] One of the Open Philanthropy Project 2018 AI Fellows.
Ruth Fong Engineering Science PhD student 2016-10-01 position technical research graduate student [1], [2] One of the Open Philanthropy Project 2018 AI Fellows.
Allan Dafoe Associate Professor, International Politics of Artificial Intelligence 2018-07-01 [3], [4]
Owain Evans Postdoctoral Research Scientist 2015-01-01 technical research [5], [6], [7] One of 10 AGI Safety Researchers of 2018 that were awarded over $2 million by future of life institute, also one of 37 AGI Safety Researchers of 2015 funded by donations from Elon Musk and the Open Philanthropy Project
Heather Roff Senior Research Fellow Department of Politics and International Relations 2015-11-01 2017-10-31 technical research [5], [8], [9] One of 37 AGI Safety Researchers of 2015 funded by donations from Elon Musk and the Open Philanthropy Project
Michael Wooldridge Head of Department of Computer Science [5], [10]
Michael Wooldridge Professor of Computer Science 2012-06-01 [5], [10], [11], [12] One of 37 AGI Safety Researchers of 2015 funded by donations from Elon Musk and the Open Philanthropy Project
Heather Roff [13]
Nick Bostrom Professor [14], [15] One of 37 AGI Safety Researchers of 2015 funded by donations from Elon Musk and the Open Philanthropy Project
Mrinank Sharma PhD Student in Machine Learning 2019-01-01 [16], [17], [18] November 2020: Long-Term Future Fund Grant Recipient
Charlie Rogers-Smith Postgraduate, 2019-10-01 2020-10-31 [19], [20] September 2020: Long-Term Future Fund Grant Recipient
Aidan Gomez Doctoral Student [21] 2019 class of the Open Phil AI Fellowship

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